Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 25, 2011, 6:26 p.m. EST by susansee
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One issue that is important to me is illegal immigration. The federal government does nothing but fight about it and defend it, and try to sue states that dare to try to do something, even though it is ruining the country. The benefits we used to have are now stretched so thin everybody suffers because of it. Anyway, I now find out that the government gave millions in incentives to Rio Tinto Mines, a company that went into New Guinea and took over land that belonged to the natives, ruined it by mining copper, actually attacked villagers with machine guns who were peacefully protesting, and threatened anyone who asked questions. And this same company had a mine in Boron, CA, and shut out the miners when they refused to accept cuts in pay and benefits without question; they arbitrarily cut off health benfits. The president gets more salary than all of the miners combined. They refused to meet with the miners, baring the union from meeting when they were present, and only stayed 10-20 minutes so they could say they had made an attempt to meet. They are disgusting. The miners only went back to work when the union threatened to stop moving cargo on the west coast. These bastards are the epitome of corporate greed and are evil. They are HUGE worldwide and think they can do anything with impunity, even kill people in third world countries. And we gave them stimulus money. It's unbelieveable.